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Craig Anderson at Kandui in the Mentawai. Craig will be a special guest at Jack’s “Talk Story” launch at VIVID IDEAS in Sydney June 1 along with Kai Neville.

Full guest line-up, locations and dates for Jack McCoy’s “Talk Story Tour”

29 April 19

One of his first underwater cameras was originally designed for filming World War Two aerial bombing raids that he fashioned into a homemade fiberglass waterproof housing and attached to his wrist to tackle Hawaii’s infamous Banzai Pipeline.

Four decades later Jack McCoy used an underwater jet ski to shoot stunning never before seen images from behind waves in tropical Tahiti that featured in a music clip for the former Beatle Paul McCartney.

Award winning director, producer and cinematographer Jack McCoy's career has been at the forefront of innovation as he’s tracked the development of surfing as an art form over more than 40 years, documenting the greatest surfers in history such as Gerry Lopez, Wayne Lynch, Andy Irons and Kelly Slater. His story of filming Laird Hamilton’s Millennium Wave, one of the most famous rides in surfing history, is a classic you do not want to miss.

The genial Hawaiian born film maker is world renowned for 25 iconic and award winning surfing films that have entertained fans with beautiful images, exotic locations and cutting edge performance surfing. His interactive lecture/conversation events around the world have held audiences captive with a mix of story-telling, film clips (some never before seen publically) and photographs from his illustrious career. 

McCoy will be sharing his life's work in a one night only special events.

The Jack McCoy Talk Story tour kicks off with launch events at VIVID Ideas Sydney, June 1st and June 14th at the Museum of Contemporary Art, overlooking Sydney Harbor and the best view of the stunning VIVID Sydney lights show.  

The first sees Jack joined on stage with special guests Kai Neville and Craig Anderson who will mutually share stories and clips of each other’s films and talk about what it takes to be a modern surf filmmaker as well as their feelings on the future of surf films.  

The second show sees Jack joined on stage by his special guests Dave Rastovich and Wayne Lynch. This will be a cracker. The lads will be sharing some of the behind the scenes stories and clips from films they have worked together on, Blue Horizon and Storm Riders. Be quick, there are only 200 seats for each of these special VIVID Ideas shows at the MCA.

Following VIVID Ideas Sydney, Jack McCoy Talk Story then heads to Noosa, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Coffs Harbor, Newcastle, and the Central Coast.

Other special guests across the tour include Mark Occhilupo and Joel Parkinson together with Jack.     

“With all of my special guests we have had fun working together and we have some stories that we know the audience will really enjoy. All of these friends I have invited because they love sharing the stoke of surfing as I do. And I know with these guys, anything can happen…”

“Interweaving his still pictures and stunning film clips, McCoy is without doubt one of the most entertaining speakers I’ve ever encountered.” - Sean Cousins Melbourne Age

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Museum of Contemporary Art: June 1  Kai Nevile Craig Anderson

MCA: June 14   David Rastovich  &  Wayne Lynch

Noosa:   June 20    Wayne Lynch

Gold Coast:  June 21   Mark Occhilupo  & Joel Parkinson

Byron Bay:  June 22    Mark Occhilupo

Coffs Harbour:   June 23   David Rastovich

Newcastle:  June 28  Mark Occhilupo

Central Coast: June 30   Mark Occhilupo

Venues times and tickets:  EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Instagram: @jackmccoyaloha 

For further information, stills or video footage – and to arrange interviews with Jack or any of his special guests, please contact:

 - Sasha Havlikova - Social Media & PR Manager - Jack McCoy Talk Story Tour - E


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